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NCLC in the News

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Press Releases

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CFPB Moves Forward with Flawed Debt Collection Rules 

2021-08-02T10:24:44-05:00August 2, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

Nearly One-Third of U.S. Adults with a Credit Report Have Debt in Collection WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, July 30th, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it would not delay the effective date of its debt collection regulations as it had originally proposed this spring.  Instead, the CFPB will be moving forward with [...]

​NCLC ​Advocates Applaud 36% National Rate Cap Bill  to Curb High-Cost, Predatory Loans Across the Nation

2021-07-29T10:21:38-05:00July 29, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 29, 2021 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) Washington, D.C. – Attorneys at the National Consumer Law Center praised the introduction yesterday of the Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act in the U.S. Senate, led by U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Chris [...]

Bipartisan Legislation in Congress Would Ban Forced Arbitration Clauses that Protect Sexual Predators

2021-07-15T16:23:25-05:00July 15, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  July 15, 2021 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Lauren Saunders (lsaunders@nclc.org) Washington, D.C. – Advocates at the National Consumer Law Center applauded bipartisan and bicameral legislation announced yesterday by U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY),  Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL), chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, [...]

Statement on PHEAA Not Extending its Servicer Contract with Dept. of Education

2021-07-08T17:50:58-05:00July 8, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 8, 2021 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Persis Yu (pyu@nclc.org) Boston - Statement by Persis Yu, director of the National Consumer Law Center's Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project in response to the announcement that PHEAA (FedLoan Servicing) will not be extending its federal contract in December. “Lawsuits by [...]

Advocates Applaud Maine Legislature’s Passage of  Bill to Protect Basic Necessities from Garnishment by Debt Collectors

2021-07-01T13:56:25-05:00July 1, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

Consumer advocates applaud the passage of LD 737, An Act To Increase the Value of Property Exempt from Attachment and Execution. The bill expands minimum protections of basic needs from garnishment by debt collectors. In addition to expanding protections for family homes and vehicles, the bill provides protection for up to $3,000 in consumers’ bank [...]

Over Two Dozen Consumer Groups Urge DOE’s Granholm to Immediately Act on Long Overdue, Legally Required, Efficiency Standard for Lighting Products

2021-06-28T14:16:01-05:00June 28, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

Inefficient Light Bulbs Already Sold in 2021 Will Needlessly Cost Consumers $1.8 Billion in Lost Utility Savings Washington, D.C. – Last week, the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC), and 24 consumer groups from across the country urged U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Granholm to implement the efficiency standard [...]

Advocates Push for Increased Enforcement and Later Rule Sunset to Prevent Improper Foreclosures as the CFPB Issues Final Servicing Rule

2021-06-28T13:32:02-05:00June 28, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

Washington, D.C. - Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) released its final rule under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) related to helping homeowners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The rule contains important consumer protections to help stave off unnecessary foreclosures, but the time period for the rule’s foreclosure protections should be extended [...]

National Consumer Law Center Advocates Praise U.S. House Vote to Repeal National Banking Regulator’s Predatory Lending Rule

2021-06-24T16:42:18-05:00June 24, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 24, 202 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) OCC Rule Protects High-Cost Lenders that use Rent-a-Bank Schemes to Evade State Interest Rate Laws Washington, D.C. – Advocates at the National Consumer Law Center applaud the U.S. House vote to overturn the OCC’s “fake lender” rule, which allows predatory lenders to evade [...]

National Consumer Law Center Advocates Support Education Department Giving  Loan Relief for 18,000 Former ITT Students but Urge More Action

2021-06-16T09:09:25-05:00June 16, 2021|Categories: Media Center, Uncategorized|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 16, 2021 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) Boston - Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced that it will discharge the federal student loans of 18,000 former for-profit ITT Tech students who applied for borrower defenses to repayment based on significant misrepresentations made by the now-shuttered school. [...]

New Maryland Law Will Protect Low-Income Families from Overpriced Electricity and Gas 

2021-06-07T09:11:27-05:00June 7, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

Maryland Joins New York, Illinois, Connecticut, and Ohio to Rein in Abuses by Competitive Energy Supply Companies FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  June 7, 2021 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse, jkruse@nclc.org Washington, D.C. – National Consumer Law Center advocates applauded Maryland’s General Assembly for passing the Energy Supply Reform Bill (SB31/HB397). The effort was led [...]